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Public / Private Sector Opportunities
POSITION: Epidemiologist III, Environmental Epidemiology Program Manager, Fairfax Co. VA
DESCRIPTION: Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD) is seeking an experienced epidemiologist to lead the Environmental Epidemiology Program in an expanding Division of Epidemiology and Population Health. Foci of this position include surveillance, investigation, prevention, and reduction of disparities for communicable and non-communicable conditions such as vector-borne and zoonotic diseases, toxic substance exposures, and impacts of climate change.
QUALIFICATIONS: Advanced degree in epidemiology: doctorate degree (PhD) plus two years of experience in epidemiology-related work, or master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) or Master of Science (MS) with graduate work in epidemiology and/or biostatistics plus five years of experience in epidemiology-related work
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Applications due September 30, 2022.
POSITION: Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Medical Entomology, University of Delaware
The Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in Vector Biology / Medical Entomology. The position is a 9-month appointment (paid over 12 months) with responsibilities in teaching and research; responsibilities are allocated as 55% research, 40% teaching, and 5% service. Review of applications will begin 1 November 2022 with interviews in early 2023. For more information, contact Dr. Greg Shriver (email@example.com), Search Committee Chair, Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware.
POSITION: Assistant/Associate Professor Vector Biology / Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Department of Entomology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks to hire a Vector Biologist or Ecologist with expertise in arthropods that transmit human and/or zoonotic pathogens, serving a leadership role in the Global Health major, and with the desire to participate in, and contribute to, the research and outreach mission of the MCE-VBD. Research areas that would be appropriate for this position are broadly in the area of vector biology, and may include strengths in arthropod/pathogen interactions at multiple scales (molecular/suborganismal, organismal, population, community, and regional scales), innovative strategies for management and control, and the emergence and transmission of vector-borne infectious disease. Research that incorporates a global health or international component is also desirable.
POSITION: Faculty Positions, University of Georgia Center for the Ecology of Infectious Diseases (CEID)
The University of Georgia CEID is seeking to fill two faculty positions:
- Quantitative Disease Ecology - Tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Minimum qualifications - PhD in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, or a related field. Review of applications begins October 1, 2022. Apply here.
- Quantitative Community Ecology of Infectious Diseases - Tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. Minimum qualifications - PhD in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, or a related field. Review of applications begins October 1, 2022. Apply here.
POSITION: Associate/Assistant Professor of Arthropod Vector Biology and/or Ecology, Pennsylvania State University
The Department of Entomology at Penn State invites applications in the area of Arthropod Vector Biology and/or Ecology for a tenure line, faculty position with a focus on the ecology of vectors and their role in disease transmission. A successful candidate will have expertise that will complement existing University strengths in epidemiology, IPM, chemical ecology, vector biology, genomics, and/or applied evolution/resistance management. This is a 9- month, Tenure Line, 75% Research, 25% Teaching appointment.
POSITION: University of Idaho Faculty Cluster Hire in Modeling and Data Science
We are pleased to announce a Faculty Cluster Hire in Modeling and Data Science. The University of Idaho will add up to six faculty at the assistant or associate level. We are looking for outstanding researchers who use diverse modeling skills to address public health challenges along the continuum from pathogen dynamics at the human-wildlife interface, to emerging disease prediction and prevention, to rural health disparities. See link below for further information and application instructions.
Postdoctoral / Fellowships
POSITION: Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Virus-Vector Interactions
DESCRIPTION: A Postdoctoral Scientist position is available at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station funded through a NIH award investigating arbovirus-mosquito interactions and the impact of multiple mosquito blood meals on vector competence. Individuals are expected to undertake fundamental cellular, molecular and organismal biological studies pertinent to the aims of the project. In addition, we are seeking a highly creative and independent individual that will be able to identify new and interesting research directions stemming from these studies and pursue post-doctoral funding opportunities.
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field (virology, microbiology, or vector biology).
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Interested persons should submit electronic copies of: (1) a letter of application specifically addressing how the applicant meets the job requirements as listed above, especially experience in the stated fields, and including a statement of career goals, (2) a CV, and (3) contact information for at least three references; incomplete applications will not be considered. Send to Dr. Doug Brackney, Department of Environmental Sciences, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, 123 Huntington Street, P. O. Box 1106, New Haven, CT 06504. firstname.lastname@example.org.
POSITION: ORISE Fellowship, CDC Vector-Borne Diseases
DESCRIPTION: A research fellowship opportunity is currently available with the Dengue Branch Entomology and Ecology Unit within the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD), National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Fort Collins, CO. The Fellow will participate in field investigations on establishing what are the minimum numbers of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes required to prevent rampant outbreaks of arboviruses such as dengue (DENVs), chikungunya (CHIKV), Zika (ZIKV), or yellow fever (YFV) viruses.
QUALIFICATIONS: The qualified candidate should have received a master’s degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing the degree with completion by December 31, 2022. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Applications due September 26, 2022.
POSITION: ORISE Fellowships, Department of Defense, Vector-Borne Disease Branch, US Army Public Health Center
DESCRIPTION: The Department of Defense (DoD) is offering two ORISE fellowships at the Vector-Borne Disease Branch of the U.S. Army Public Health Center (APHC) located at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, USA. As an ORISE participant, you will join a community of scientists and researchers in an effort to provide rapid identification and testing of ticks removed from DOD beneficiaries, and generates a robust surveillance dataset to better combat tick-borne disease risks to DOD personnel. In addition to the routine MilTICK PCR-based mission, other projects may include next generation sequencing of vector-borne pathogens, real-time PCR assay development, testing mosquitoes for emerging genetic resistance to insecticides, and collaborations with academic and federal partners on vector-borne disease-related projects.
QUALIFICATIONS: Opportunities are available at the BS, MS, and PhD level to recent (within 5 years) or pending graduates. Those with recent degrees in the fields of entomology or molecular biology are particularly encouraged to apply.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Apply online through Zintellect.
POSITION: Postdoctoral Fellow, Mosquito-Arbovirus Interactions, University of Missouri
DESCRIPTION: A postdoctoral position is immediately available for a candidate who is interested in working on molecular mosquito-arbovirus interactions in the laboratory of Dr. Alexander Franz, Dept. of Veterinary Pathobiology at the University of Missouri. The NIH-funded research work encompasses molecular entomology and arbovirology. Research topics center on the biology of mosquito vector competence for arboviruses and the generation of antiviral resistance in mosquitoes. We are using a wide range of laboratory techniques including molecular cloning, tissue culture, fluorescent microscopy, virus infection and detection assays, manipulation of viral genomes, transgenic mosquito technology, and mosquito genomics. There are excellent insectary and BSL3 (virology lab) facilities available to conduct these studies.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in entomology, vector biology, or virology by the time of appointment. The candidate will have demonstrated experience in molecular biology, mosquito biology and/or arbovirology. The candidate should be highly motivated with the ability to work in groups as well as independently with arboviruses and mosquitoes under BSL2/BSL3 conditions.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Application materials must be submitted online. Position 43318.
POSITION: Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Mosquito Population Genetics, Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station & Yale University
DESCRIPTION: The postdoctoral researcher will lead the effort to characterize the genetic diversity across the ancestral range of Ae. aegypti, address questions of demography and population structure, and identifying putative sources of admixture in the region, using large genomic datasets. Depending on your personal interests and skills, projects on genome evolution, molecular evolution, behavioral genetics and ecological genomics are also possible. This position is available in Summer or early Fall 2022, with a flexible start time. Although this is a joint position between CAES and Yale, appointment will be done through Yale University. Funding is available for two years with a possible extension for up to three years depending on performance and funding. This position is NIH-funded.
QUALIFICATIONS: We seek an independent and motivated candidate with experience in molecular genetics, genomics, nextgeneration sequencing data, and bioinformatics, that will be able to identify new and interesting research directions stemming from these studies. A PhD in evolutionary biology, genetics, bioinformatics, or a related field is required. Background in population genetics and with analysis of large-scale genomic data is needed. Basic molecular biology wet lab skills are desired (DNA extraction, PCR). The applicant should have strong written and oral communication skills, critical thinking and the ability to work independently and in collaboration with others. No previous experience in mosquitoes is required.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Send 1) a cover letter describing your interest and experience, 2) CV, and 3) a list of three references to email@example.com. We encourage candidates with backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in STEM to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Additional information about our research can be found at: https://andreagloriasoria.wordpress.com
POSITION: Vectors & Vector-Borne Disease Pathogens Molecular Inventory (ORISE Fellow) - U.S. Air Force
- For this one year project, participant will generate and analyze multiple target sequences from various arthropod disease vectors (ticks, mosquitoes) and vector-borne disease pathogens (viruses, bacteria).
- Data will be used to evaluate the taxonomic identity and relatedness of our samples to other taxa within their groups, infer the geographic origin of introduced arthropods, and/or attempt to resolve cryptic species diversity (ex. species within the Rhipicephalus sanguineus (brown dog tick) complex).
- We may also examine genetic diversity, pathogen virulence, associations with host animals or other characteristics of interest using these data, based on applicant interest(s) and quality/quantity of sequence data.
- Overall sample sizes are small, ranging from four to 40 samples within a group of interest, and sequences generated for some samples may be the first publicly available for specific locations or species, allowing the participant to contribute meaningfully to records of global biodiversity.
- Challenges for the participant may include low representation of genetic markers in data repositories and less than optimal quality sample DNA/RNA.
- The molecular marker inventory created for this project will constitute an Air Force installation baseline for these organisms/microorganisms, against which future comparisons can be made across characteristics of interest.
QUALIFICATIONS: PhD or MS in vector biology, molecular biology, ecology, genetics, evolutionary biology, wildlife biology or a related discipline that includes courses in genetics/phylogenetics, population genetics, biodiversity informatics and/or molecular systematics of eukaryotic and/or prokaryotic organisms. Specific experience in nucleotide sequence analyses for phylogenies, inference of geographical origin or similar investigations is highly desirable. Education and/or experience in nucleic acid extractions, PCR methods and amplicon (Sanger) sequencing is required. The successful applicant will have experience using DNASTAR Lasergene, Geneious, MegAlign, ClustalW or similar software to work with nucleotide sequences and perform analyses, and be familiar with data repositories such as GenBank, BOLD Systems and EMBL-EBI.
HOW TO APPLY/DEADLINE: Apply online throuh Zintellect.
Professional Development & Training Opportunities
eCornell Online Program in the Biology of Mosquitoes, Ticks, and Other Disease-Causing Arthropods
The Cornell Department of Entomology has partnered with eCornell to provide a 4-week online training program on the biology of arthropods — both insects and related forms — that impact human health. You will explore the fascinating biology, behaviors, and disease-transmission processes of a range of organisms, with special emphasis on the most important groups, including ticks and mosquitoes. You will also learn about specific diseases associated with these vectors that can be passed on to humans. The course is appropriate for those working in healthcare and vector-borne disease control, those who train and supervise outdoor workers, and will also be useful for students of vector biology who may not have access to other courses on this topic. $399 total cost. Enrollment discounts may be available.
Visit the course page for information on the next course cohort.
eCornell Online Program in Vector-Borne Disease Surveillance
The Cornell Department of Entomology has partnered with eCornell to provide a 4-week online training program to help you understand the tools, methodology, and best practices for the surveillance of arthropod vectors, including ticks and mosquitoes. You will gain the knowledge and resources necessary to design an effective vector surveillance program in your local jurisdiction. The course is intended to train and create a network of public health practitioners, from a variety of backgrounds, in entomology and in the approaches, techniques, and skills required for effective surveillance programs. $399 total cost. Enrollment discounts may be available.
Visit the course page for information on the next course cohort.
American Mosquito Control Association e-Modules
The e-modules cover basic mosquito biology, surveillance and control with an emphasis on Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus
Certification in Public Health Entomology
The Midwest Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases (MCE-VBD) is offering a certificate in Public Health Entomology to recognize and provide basic skills related to the surveillance and management of mosquito- and tick-borne diseases. The certification process is open to anyone affiliated with MCE-VBD partner organizations with interest in developing skills in vector-borne disease surveillance and control.
CDC Learning Tools for Health Care Providers
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide web-based continuing medical educational (CME) resources for health care providers on Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment, as well as other tickborne diseases.
DODD Short Courses
The FMCA’s Dodd Short Courses will be held virtually (Introduction to Mosquito Control course only) January 24th – 28th and in-person (all other courses) January 31st – February 3rd. Online registration deadline is January 21, 2022.
Entomological Society of America Certification Programs
The Entomological Society of America Certification Corporation offers two certification programs for professionals who work with insects:
- Board Certified Entomologist - program for professional entomologists with degrees in entomology or a closely-related field
- Associate Certified Entomologist - program for pest management professionals with strong training and experience in insect-related work, but without academic training required of professional entomologists
- Public Health Entomologist (PHE) Certificate - program for pest management professionals who work with pests that pose a health risk
Entomological Society of America Professional Advancement Career Training (PACT) Initiative
Graduate Students and Postdocs in Entomology: Are you looking for tools and training to make yourself stand out as you look for the next step in your career? ESA’s new Professional Advancement Career Training (PACT) Initiative will help you develop the leadership capacity and “soft skills” sought after in today’s highly collaborative work environments—both within and beyond academia.
Join us in 2021 for a six-month program that will guide you in identifying your current areas of strength and opportunities for growth. Each month of the program will focus on a unique theme in leadership and soft-skill development. Applications for 2021 are now closed.
EPA Integrated Pest Management Webinars
The EPA Center for Integrated Pest Management hosts a yearly webinar series featuring experts from across the country relaying educational and practical strategies for establishing and improving integrated pest management programs in your facilities and environments.
Global Vector Hub: Directory of Medical Entomology Courses
TDR has supported the development of a Global Atlas of Medical Entomology Schooling (GAMES), which lists a total of 126 medical entomology courses offered both on-campus and through distance learning in 32 countries across all WHO regions, covering seven languages. For each course, session dates, course outline, fees, language of instruction and responsible managers are listed.
Follow the link below to gain access to the directory. Please register on Global Vector Hub.
Mosquito Training Course for Pest Managers
The Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases, along with partners in the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, is pleased to announce a new online course in mosquito training for pest managers. Participants who complete the 11 modules in the course will learn to identify and understand the mosquitoes of major importance in the urban environment, their life cycles, the general methods of control, personal protective equipment required for safe insecticide application, and the laws and regulations governing mosquito control for the urban pest management industry.
NACCHO’s Practical Guide to Building Local Mosquito Control Capacity
The National Association of County and City Health Officials and its vector control workgroup members identified the need for a focused, practical guide to help local health departments build new local mosquito control programs or enhance existing capabilities in the core competencies.
NEHA Vectors & Pests Webinars
The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) produces open-access webinars to improve the capacity of environmental health to identify and understand emerging vectors found in the United States. The NEHA Vector & Pests Webinars page provides up-to-date information on vector control topics and resources used to protect the public of the transmission of vector-borne diseases.
Online Tick Training Course
The CDC Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector Borne Diseases has developed an online tick training course, now available! This course is an introduction to ticks, tick-borne diseases, and tick control for employees in the urban pest management industry, public health entomologists, and anyone interested in learning more about ticks. This self-paced course is eligibile for 2 FDACS CEUs.
Pesticide Safety Education Program, Distance Learning Center
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Pesticide Safety Education Program (CCE-PSEP), is a federally-mandated program that has been a nationally-recognized leader in pesticide safety education for over 40 years. Their mission is to promote the safe use of pesticides to help reduce risks to applicators, consumers, and the environment. PSEP provides pesticide certification and training throughout New York state and serves as an unbiased source of pesticide information for applicators, researchers and the general public.These courses often carry continuing education credits accepted by New York, Vermont, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and West Virginia. Available courses include toxicity of pesticides, insect biocontrol, integrated tick management, introduction to developing IPM strategies, and more.
Vector Control for Environmental Health Professionals (VCEHP)
A no-cost 11-course learning series developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and partners. Program emphasized the use of integrated pest management (IPM) to address public health pests and vectors that spread disease.
Additional Career Websites
American Mosquito Control Association
American Public Health Association
American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene
Entomological Society of America
Mosquito and Vector Control Association of California
National Association of County and City Health Officials
New Jersey Mosquito Control Association
Regional Centers of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases
Society for Vector Ecology
Texas A&M University Entomology Job Board